Evinrude Motor Co. Wooden Rowboat Bow Eye/Breast Plate

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SoFlaEvinrude
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Evinrude Motor Co. Wooden Rowboat Bow Eye/Breast Plate

Postby SoFlaEvinrude » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:55 pm

The example posted earlier from 1914 was made of bronze or brass. Anyone know more about this cast iron one? Was it originally plated or just painted? Thanks, Jim
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Re: Evinrude Motor Co. Wooden Rowboat Bow Eye/Breast Plate

Postby SoFlaEvinrude » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:14 pm

Anyone seen one of these and might know what year it was used and if they were painted or plated?

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Re: Evinrude Motor Co. Wooden Rowboat Bow Eye/Breast Plate

Postby SydinNJ » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:58 pm

Looking at yours I would say painted. I have one of the brass ones. Interesting that the design and lettering is totally different. Now the question is which is older, my guess is the brass one. The brass one has a raised center part. My guess is that the deck was two pieces with a strip of wood covering the seam in the middle to cover it and to keep water out. Also required less work than getting a perfect match at the seam
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Re: Evinrude Motor Co. Wooden Rowboat Bow Eye/Breast Plate

Postby SoFlaEvinrude » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:54 pm

I agree. The cast iron one may not have been originally plated but just painted. Also your brass one is probably older although the other one seems more crude. I know a guy that I will see in a couple of weeks that might be able to tell me more. Thanks for your reply.

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Re: Evinrude Motor Co. Wooden Rowboat Bow Eye/Breast Plate

Postby SydinNJ » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:13 pm

I think that if it was plated that you would see it on the underside.

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Re: Evinrude Motor Co. Wooden Rowboat Bow Eye/Breast Plate

Postby Buccaneer » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:43 pm

Interesting about the Evinrude breast plate, but are
there any good photos of the "whole boat?"

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Re: Evinrude Motor Co. Wooden Rowboat Bow Eye/Breast Plate

Postby SoFlaEvinrude » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:58 pm

Not the best picture but only one I have been able to find online.
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Re: Evinrude Motor Co. Wooden Rowboat Bow Eye/Breast Plate

Postby Buccaneer » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:30 pm

From what little one can see of the boat, guessing that
they were well made. Thanks.


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